Coonalpyn Silo Mural – Hope for the Future

The Coonalpyn Silo Mural by Brisbane based, international street artist Guido van Helten features local school children from the small country town of Coonalpyn on the Dukes Highway in South Australia. The five kids were aged from 5 to 9 at the time the project was completed  – in order of appearance on the silo, left…

Rosebery Silo Art

The Wimmera-Mallee Silo Art Trail is now complete with the final leg recently painted by artist Kaff-eine at the Rosebery silo (completed in November 2017 after 22 days of painting!). The tall art work depicts a young woman with a sheep and a Mallee horseman with his steed. More of a street art style than…

Lascelles Silo Art

The Lascelles Silo Art leg of the Wimmera-Mallee Silo Art Trail was completed in early July 2017 by street artist Rone. The more than 30 metre high, photorealistic art at Lascelles is a little different from the other art projects on the stunning silo art trail of the Wimmera-Mallee (Brim, Patchewollock, Sheep Hills, Rupanyup and…

Indigenous Australian Street Art by Adnate

Melbourne street artist Adnate is well-known for his stunning, colourful and lifelike images, especially of Indigenous Australians. Recently I have come across three pieces of his photorealistic work in very different locations and settings. The first was the impressive (and massive!) Sheep Hills Silo Art leg of the Wimmera-Mallee Silo Art Trail, the second was  a rich image of…

Rupanyup Silo Art

The Rupanyup Silo Art leg of the Wimmera-Mallee Silo Art Trail is now complete. Russian street artist Julia Volchkova (Julia Woolf Art) has done a great job and the latest art mural on the trail of a young Rupanyup netball and football player looks fantastic! A Work In Progress Here are some photos in the preceding couple of weeks showing…

The Stunning Silo Art Trail of the Wimmera-Mallee

Grain silos are a familiar sight dotted on the horizon across the plains of the Wimmera-Mallee region of Victoria, Australia. At the start of 2015 I posted about the silo art project in the small farming community of Brim. Brisbane based street artist Guido van Helten created a huge 30 metre high masterpiece mural there…

Snapshots of Europe: The Bridge of Prince Danilo Petrovic, Montenegro

Prince Danilo I Petrovic reigned in Montenegro from 1852-1860. He was a strong commander who lead Montenegro to a significant military victory against the Turks in 1858 which resulted in Turkey recognizing the independence of Montenegro. Unfortunately his reign was cut short when he was assassinated in Kotor in August 1860 at the age of just 34. He was courting…

The Big Bench of Broken Hill

Atop the massive mullock heap known as The Line of Lode (the worlds largest silver, lead and zinc mineral deposit) in the outback New South Wales mining town of Broken Hill sits the Big Bench. In Australia we love big things and at 2.5 times the size of a normal park bench this art installation fits the bill. Normally these…

Brim Silo Art – The Wimmera’s Artistic Masterpiece!

Brisbane based artist Guido van Helten has given a huge boost to the lifeblood of the tiny north Wimmera farming town of Brim with a population of just 100 people. He has created an amazing, massive and impressive 30 metre x 30 metre mural of 4 local farmers on the towns decommissioned grain silos! This grand mural which depicts 3 local…

Iceland’s Viking Saga’s

Over 1,000 years of Viking history is ever-present in Iceland. From the Icelandic Horses descended from those once used by Vikings, to museums and monuments, the Viking founders of Iceland are not forgotten (Vikings from other Scandinavian countries settled Iceland between 874 AD and 935 AD). Vikingaheimar (Viking World) Now this was something I was keen…

The Siegfried Line

In 2012 whilst touring World War Two battlefield sites of the Battle of the Bulge (Germany’s last major western front offensive of the 1944/45 winter) in the Ardennes region of Belgium and Luxembourg I realised I was very close to the German border and also the remnants of the old Siegfried Line. I knew it would be the perfect bookend…